Review Sheet, Boyer 17
The Trans-Mississippi West

 

Terms to Know

Sand Creek Massacre

Custer's Last Stand

Helen Hunt Jackson

Carlisle Indian School

Dawes Severalty Act

Wounded Knee

Promontory Point, Utah

Pacific Railroad Act

Homestead Act

Comstock Lode

Oklahoma Land Rush

John Wesley Powell

John Muir

Ouestions to Consider

1. What methods did the U.S. government use to remove Indians from western land so that non-Indians could use it? In what ways did the various Indians tribes react to these methods?

2. What was the role of the railroad in westward expansion and economic development?

3. Landownership is part of the "American dream." Describe the acts of Congress that played a part in redistributing western land. Were those acts successful in distributing the land equally among the common people?